Last night, the U.S. conducted airstrikes on a terrorist group in Syria called Khorasan. It is made up of Al Qaeda fighters from Afghanistan and is considered far more dangerous than ISIS because the group was planning “imminent” attacks against targets inside the United States
Global warming 68%
Al Qaeda/Islamic State 67%
A recent survey found that Democrats believe the threat posed by climate change is greater than the threat posed by either al Qaeda or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL).
The Pew Research Center/USA Today survey, conducted between Aug. 20 and 24, shows that 68 percent of Democrats said global climate change is a “major threat” to the U.S. while 67 percent chose al Qaida and 65 percent chose ISIS as a major threat to the country.
On the Republican side, 80 percent said al Qaida was the major threat and 78 percent chose ISIS, while only 25 percent said global climate change was a major threat.
Among Independents, 69 percent chose al Qaeda as the major threat, 63 percent chose ISIS, and only 44 percent said climate change.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called the U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria illegal, noting they took place without authorization from the United Nations or Syria.
Rouhani, speaking to NBC News from New York, said the newly announced strikes against ISIS in Syria differ from the ongoing U.S. military campaign in Iraq because Iraq has given its permission.
The State Department said it informed the Syrian government of the strikes but did not coordinate with the country. Separately, The Iranian president said he would likely not meet with President Obama during the United Nations General Assembly this week.
"I do believe this meeting will probably not take place," he told NBC.
The White House had previously said it did not expect a meeting between the two leaders. Last year, the two leaders spoke by phone after the General Assembly.
The United States and other countries are engaged in nuclear negotiations with Iran. The White House has said it will make no concessions in the talks in exchange for the country's help combating ISIS.
“These are two separate matters that will be resolved separately,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday.
WASHINGTON -- Twenty-two percent of workers laid off in the past five years are still unemployed, according to a new survey.
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University surveyed more than 1,100 workers, including nearly 400 who are unemployed. A slim majority of laid-off workers in the survey, or 54 percent, said they received unemployment insurance when they lost their jobs. However, 83 percent of those who received benefits said the compensation ran out before they found jobs.
Congress dropped extended unemployment benefits at the end of last year, despite complaints from Democrats and a few Republicans. Last week House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who refused to allow a House vote reauthorizing the benefits, said that some unemployed people want to "just sit around" instead of trying to work.
The number of long-term unemployed in the country has fallen to 3 million, down from a high of 6.6 million in 2010. While some are finding jobs, others are no longer counted as unemployed because they've given up looking for work. Economists are unsure how much the decline in long-term joblessness owes to people finding jobs.
Gore in a Prius?
Gore in a Nissan Leaf?
Nope, Al Gore gets into a big Chevy Suburban LT
Former Vice President Al Gore made his exit from Sunday's climate change march in New York City in a Chevrolet Suburban SUV after speaking to reporters about renewable energy.
Gore asked a security officer, "You want me here?" before stepping into the SUV, which appears to be a Suburban LT model, as seen in a logo behind the passenger door Gore entered. It is unknown if the large Chevy SUV was a flex fuel vehicle.
Breitbart News asked the environmental activist about the financial costs of renewable energy, as well as his own house—a mansion in Nashville which has previously been criticized for the amount of energy it reportedly uses. Gore simply replied, "Hundred percent."
Gore marched with global warming protesters at the People's Climate March along with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, among various celebrities. De Blasio praised Gore's work during a press gaggle at the march.